When Martina McBride decided to record a new album of classic cover songs, I think she should have included ole’ blue eyes Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” because that is exactly what she did with her brand new CD “Everlasting!” And to those who may have thought: “What is she thinking recording non-country songs?” HA-HA! She was crazy like a fox whose latest CD shot right up to the #1 spot on the country charts too! Check out the track listing and Edwards & Lee’s recent interview with the lovely songbird right here…
“I love to sing all kinds of music,” McBride told Billboard about “Everlasting,” her album of pop and R&B standards that hits stores next week. Hear the album in full right now.
Today (Feb. 13), McBride released one of the tracks on her forthcoming covers album, Everlasting. She puts her soulful spin on Elvis Presley’s monster 1968 hit “Suspicious Minds,” complete with bright horns and back-up singers.
“Do you get a lot of backlash from the conservatives in the country community?” King asks. “I think I have a very diverse group of fans,” McBride replies.
After several high-profile artists backed out of planned performances at SeaWorld last year, others are now stepping in to fill their shoes, including “Redneck Woman” singer Wilson and comedian Engvall.
Steven Tyler, P!nk, Lady Gaga, Sara Bareilles, Zac Brown, Miranda Lambert, Miguel and Alicia Keys were among the many artists who paid tribute last night to one of the greatest songwriters of popular music.
The list of country performers and presenters at the GRAMMY’s this Sunday January 26th is quite impressive! No surprise to country lovers, as we already know that country ROCKS! Hunter Hayes has been confirmed to perform on the Grammy Awards Show this weekend in Los Angeles. And Hayes hit single, “I Want Crazy,” is nominated for best country solo performance. Check out the list of all the country stars who will also be there with Hunter…
“I love soulful music and it just made sense to me to stretch a bit at this time and do something that fills my heart and allows me to explore a little bit,” she said of her upcoming album.
“While this is a bit of a departure for me song-wise, stylistically I approached these songs the way I always have, which is singing with as much soul and emotion as I possibly can.”
Some 100,000 tickets are now sold for Strait’s final tour date, which features a huge range of special guests. Find out who is on the bill — and which guests are performing on which dates throughout the rest of the 2014 tour.